Penalty box predator, Odion Ighalo netted his maiden goal in Shanghai Shenhua colours, as the club fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Hebei CFFC on game week 2 in the Chinese Super League yesterday.
Having fired blanks in the derby against Shanghai SIPG on March 1, the Nigerian international netted his first goal for his new employer after 134 minutes of game time.
Ighalo needed only four minutes to cancel out Ayoub El Kaabi’s opener, which the prolific Morocco international scored on the half-hour mark.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations leading marksman is known for his ability to finish from inside the box and was on hand to fire home a rebound from close range after goalkeeper Geng Xiaofeng saved his initial effort.
Ighalo proved his worth at demoted Changchun Yatai, scoring 36 goals in 55 appearances across two seasons.
Following their second loss of the new season, Shanghai Shenhua is the basement team in the division.